Outdoor Winter Activities

Who says winter is for hibernating? Sure, it's cold but this is Chicago and this is how we roll, and we all know cold weather builds character. From tubing to dog-sledding, from your neighborhood ice rink to the mountains of Michigan, here are a few ideas to get you out and about this winter.
 
 
 
 

5 things to do outside this winter that aren't sledding

Sledding is fun and all, but living in the flattest swath of the country means a lot of dragging kids around, and, well, our legs get tired fast. Try this ideas instead for a romp in the snow that won't have you reaching for the ibuprofen.

 
 

How to build a snow castle

Snowmen and snow angels are plenty of fun, but nothing lets your kids rule the block like a snow castle. We've got four pieces of architectural advice to get you on your way.

 
 
 
 

Family ski deals make a winter trip affordable

Taking a family to the slopes can be a pricey endeavor. We've rounded up some of the best deals from around the country, including stops in California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Idaho.

 
 
 







 
 
 
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